Herbal Teas for Flu

When you have flu, it is important to fast while you have a fever. If you don't fast, the body will not be able to burn toxins and you will get additional problems. While fasting, you can drink some of the following tasty and healing teas. These teas can be taken 3-4 times daily.

Vata Teas

Use these if you are Vata or if you are cold, shivery and dry.

Ajwain Ginger

  • ½ tsp ajwain
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • Simmer 5 minutes in boiling water

Strain and drink with a little sesame oil.

Tulsi Ginger

  • 1 tsp tulsi
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp licorice root powder

Simmer 5 minutes in boiling water. Strain and drink.

 Ginger Turmeric

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp fresh or dried turmeric

Simmer 5 minutes in boiling water. Strain and drink.

Pitta Teas

Use if you have a high fever, sore throat, and burning eyes.

Coriander, Sandalwood & Rose

Steep 10 minutes in boiling water. Strain and drink lukewarm for a high fever.

 Ginger, Turmeric & Licorice

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp fresh or dried turmeric
  • 1 tsp licorice root powder

Simmer 5 minutes in boiling water Strain and drink, especially for a sore throat.

Kapha Teas

Use if you have a low fever and a lot of thick, sticky phlegm.

Ginger, Tulsi & Pepper

Simmer 5 minutes in boiling water. Strain and drink.

 Ginger Osha

  • 1 tsp dry ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 " piece of osha root

 Simmer 10 minutes in boiling water. Strain and drink.

Alakananda Ma is a Certified Ayurvedic Doctor (NAMA) and graduate of a top London medical school. She is co-founder of Alandi Ayurveda Clinic and Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula in Boulder Colorado, as well as a spiritual mother, teacher, flower essence maker and storyteller. Alakananda is a well known and highly respected practitioner in the Ayurveda community both nationally and internationally.

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